Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)

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MVSU is a historically black college found in Itta Bena, MS. There are around 2,900 students enrolled per year at MVSU.

A large majority of students at MVSU scored between 15 (25th percentile) - 19 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MVSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.64 - 2.90. Only 23 percent of applicants are accepted to this school due to the large number of applicants for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mvsu.edu.

Overall MVSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mississippi Valley State University was reported as 22.7% in Fall 2013 with over 6,230 applications submitted to MVSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MVSU ACT Scores: 15 - 19
  • MVSU Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Mississippi Valley State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to MVSU and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mississippi Valley State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 29.5%
  • 2010-2011: 28.5%
  • 2011-2012: 16.1%
  • 2012-2013: 23.8%
  • 2013-2014: 22.7%
  • Projected MVSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 23.0%

How Does MVSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MVSU is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Delta State University89.4%
Tougaloo College35.5%
Mississippi College67.3%
Millsaps College47.5%
Belhaven University48.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MVSU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English13 - 19
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 19
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